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Priscilla Sokolowski

Eugene, OR

Photos from personal trips  AND trips with

“Birds of Oregon and General Science” (BOGS)


Bird photography

Non-BOGS Millrace Birds

Sept 9,  2017

I returned to the Millrace hoping to get better pictures of Cassins and Warbling Vireos. American Goldfinches were numerous and kept me busy. So did a Black-throated Gray Warbler, which I have not seen and identified on my own before. An Orange-crowned Warbler showed up in the same trees as the Black-throated Gray and the Goldfinches. A Flycatcher came along for a very short time. I showed photos of it to Jody and Donna. While both Hammonds and Pacific slope Flycatchers are possibilities, the habitat and time of year both tend to rule out Hammonds and favor Pacific Slope Flycatcher. This is a new bird for me too, although I heard one on our Finley Woodpecker Loop birdf walk this Summer. Since I did not identify this one myself, I will not count it on my life list.

Just when I thought I was not going to get either of the vireos I wanted to photograph, a Warbling Vireo landed on the asphalt bike path 15 feet in front of me. The bird sat there long enough for me to get a few good photos!